Melania Trump Defends Her Husband's Immigrant Comments: 'He's Not Racist'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) is greeted by his wife Melania Trump at a campaign rally at the Ramada Waterloo Hotel and Convention Center on February 1, 2016 in Waterloo, Iowa. The Democratic and Republican Iowa Caucuses, the first step in nominating a presidential candidate from each party, will take place on February 1. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Melania Trump recently sat down with Anderson Cooper to discuss her husband's controversial comments on undocumented immigrants and her own path to citizenship on the land of the free and the home of the brave."He's not racist. He's not anti-immigrant," she added," he wants to keep America safe. He wants to have illegal immigrants taken care of that they will not be in the country, that they don't pay taxes, that they are criminals, and that they are not good for America. He was talking about the illegal immigration, not about everybody."
trump virginia rally U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a campaign event in Radford, Virginia February 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

The former model also talked about her own journey as an immigrant in the interview, revealing that melting pot attracted her because she saw opportunities, a different world with a different culture, “I did very well here, and I stayed here…I came here legally. I came here on visa. I flew to Slovenia every few months to stamp it, and came back. I applied for green card, and then after few years, for citizenship." Donald Trump's wife concluded by saying "I obeyed the law. I did it the right way. I didn’t just sneak in and stay here. So, I think that’s what people should do." Check out the full video from CNN below.


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Juliana Barrera started her mass communications career in the entertainment business at Estefan Enterprises, where she successfully participated in a variety of projects related to production, marketing and public relations for the company. She worked for three years as a writer and editor at La Vox Media group, the platform for an independent voice for Hispanic America. Additionally, she completed an internship at VIACOM  engaging audiences through pro-social initiatives. 

Juliana is a graduate student from Florida International University, her major is mass communications  and she has a minor in psychology. Her work has been published by HuffPost LatinoVoices, Latin Times, VOXXI, politic 365, La Opinión and others.